Highway 3 east of Hope and Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)

Highway 3 closed temporarily from Hope to Manning for avalanche control

Highway 1 closed from Yale to Boston Bar, waiting on Tuesday’s possible atmospheric event

Highway 3 east of Hope was closed Monday morning for avalanche control from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Please check DriveBC.ca for updates.

The MOTI avalanche program is run by highly trained avalanche professionals who monitor weather and snowpack conditions continuously during the avalanche season. The program manages more than 60 avalanche areas that include almost 1,400 individual avalanche paths throughout the province.

The spate of warmer weather and atmospheric river event expected on Tuesday have forced the closure of Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon.

The closure of Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon is from Yale (Victoria Street) to Boston Bar (Old Boston Bar Road) starting on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. until further notice.

“The closures will be re-evaluated daily by the ministry’s avalanche team, with the highway reopening when it is safe, which may take several days given the upcoming weather system.”

RELATED: Similar risk declared about a month ago

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